Future Millersville teammates are foes one more time
- York High's Chyna Steele led all scorers with 17 points in the game.
- Delone's Allyson Shipley scored 13 points, including the winning free throw in the waning seconds.
- Red Lion's Courtney, playing for her father one final time, added 14 points.
RED LION — Jordyn Kloster and Courtney Dimoff share a lot of similar experiences.
They both played for their dads during their senior years.
They both scored 1,000 career points, achieving that feat one day apart earlier this season.
But those moments came in different-colored uniforms — Kloster with Northeastern and Dimoff with Red Lion.
Both Dimoff and Kloster can now to look forward to making some new memories as teammates this coming fall when they get to Millersville University.
Before that could happen, however, the Marauder recruits had to square off one more time on Sunday in the York-Adams League Senior All-Star Game at Red Lion High School.
And, yes, both were again coached by their fathers — Red Lion coach Don Dimoff and Northeastern coach Dennis Kloster.
In the end, however, it was a player from Delone Catholic, Allyson Shipley, who provided the contest’s winning margin. Shipley converted on 1 of 2 free throws with 4.4 seconds left to lift a team of mostly Division I all-stars to a 56-55 triumph over a team of mostly Division II stars.
Regardless of the outcome, the two players could hardly contain their excitement about playing with one another in the future.
“I’m excited about it,” Jordyn Kloster said. “But I don’t think we’re going to be roommates.”
While those two have a lot of things in common, the coach-daughter relationship was a little different for each.
“We definitely fought a lot (at the beginning),” Kloster said, in reference to playing for her dad, an assistant who took over as head coach in mid-December. “But I felt more comfortable after that.”
While Coach Dimoff wasn’t afraid to ride his daughter a little, Courtney definitely enjoyed the time she had with her father.
“I’m going to miss him the next four years,” Courtney said. “It was great to just be able to think alike all the time and be able to know what each other was thinking.”
Both players said they felt at ease playing in their high school uniforms one last time, although they didn’t know what to expect coming into it.
“It was a lot of fun,” Kloster said. “At first I was really nervous because I thought it was going to be real stressful. But then we got into it.”
Dimoff got into it particularly well, to the tune of 14 points for the game. York High’s Chyna Steele led all scorers with 17 points, while Shipley chipped in 13 to lead the victors.
The Division II team had more balanced scoring, with four players scoring at least eight points each. West York’s Morgan Bamberger led her team with nine points while Kloster, West York’s Olivia Sollberger and Susquehannock’s Ashley Stone each scored eight.
As both Kloster and Dimoff prepare to head off to Millersville, they know that they still have some similar homework to do to prepare for the college game.
“It’s definitely going to be a lot faster,” Dimoff said. “And we both have to get physically stronger. But I think it’s going to be a lot of fun playing together.”
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